NCUA Hosting Fair Lending Webinar
Register Today to Learn More about Fair Lending Compliance and Best Practices
ALEXANDRIA, VA (March 19, 2013) – The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) will host a free webinar, “Fair Lending Examination Program and Compliance Assistance,” Thursday, April 4, 2013, beginning at 1 p.m. Eastern.
During the webinar, Gail Laster, Director of NCUA’s Office of Consumer Protection (OCP), and OCP staff will discuss NCUA’s ongoing fair lending program, including:
- An overview of NCUA’s fair lending examination program, including off-site supervision contacts;
- Fair lending best practices credit unions should consider; and
- The new Fair Lending Guide, available here.
A recent Letter to Federal Credit Unions details the recent development of fair lending educational and compliance tools and off-site supervision contacts to help federal credit unions comply with fair lending laws. The letter also explains the factors used to determine which federal credit unions will receive a fair lending exam or off-site supervision contact.
NCUA will provide advance written notification of the exam or off-site supervision contact to the federal credit unions selected.
Registration for this free webinar is now open and available here. Participants will also use this link to log into the webinar. Registrants should allow pop-ups from this website.
Participants may submit questions in advance at WebinarQuestions@ncua.gov. The subject line of the email should read, “Fair Lending Webinar.” For technical questions about accessing the webinar, please call 703-518-6440.
NCUA’s Office of Consumer Protection is responsible for consumer compliance policy and rulemaking, fair lending examination and off-site supervision contacts, and interagency coordination on consumer compliance issues.
NCUA is the independent federal agency created by the U.S. Congress to regulate, charter and supervise federal credit unions. With the backing of the full faith and credit of the U.S. Government, NCUA operates and manages the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, insuring the deposits of nearly 94 million account holders in all federal credit unions and the overwhelming majority of state-chartered credit unions.